Roy Lichtenstein, Imperfect 67" X 79 7/8", 1988
|Artist:||Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)|
|Title:||Imperfect 67" X 79 7/8", 1988|
|Medium:||Color Woodcut, Screenprint and Collage on 3-ply Supra 100 Paper|
|Image:||74 3/4 in x 58 7/8 in (189.8 cm x 149.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||79 7/8 in x 67 in (202.9 cm x 170. 2 cm)|
|Framed:||87 1/8 in x 74 3/8 in (221.3 cm x 188.9 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 45 in pencil in the lower right margin; printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right margin: ‘rf Lichtenstein ‘88’.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Recent auction comparables for this same work:
1. Sale of Christie's New York: Thursday, April 19, 2018 [Lot 00006]: Sold For $100,000 USD Premium
2. Sale of Christie's New York: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 [Lot 00053]: Sold For $93,750 USD Premium
Roy Lichtenstein Imperfect 67" X 79 7/8", 1988 represents the artist’s serious foray into total abstraction within the genre of Pop art. In this work, Lichtenstein’s usual striped and dotted patterns are confined within jagged, geometric lines. To the hasty viewer, it is difficult to discern how the work earned its title. Yet, looking closer, several edges noticeably protrude outside the rectangular boundaries of the work. It is this slight deviation which gives this work a playful quality in spite of its strict lines. A mixture of red, yellow, green and blue distinctively showcases Lichtenstein’s style. Much like this image, Lichtenstein’s skill is unrestricted.
Created in 1988, Roy Lichtenstein Imperfect 67" X 79 7/8" is a color woodcut, screenprint and collage on 3-ply supra 100 paper. This work is hand-signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right margin: ‘rf Lichtenstein ‘88’ and numbered from the edition of 45 in pencil in the lower right margin. This work was printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Roy Lichtenstein Imperfect 67" X 79 7/8", 1988 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. Corlett, Lee Mary. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein A Catalogue Raisoneé 1948-1997. Hudson Hills Press: New York, 1994. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 222.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Imperfect 67" X 79 7/8", 1988 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.